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12 January 2017
| James Pearce
Colt Technology Services has announced a number of initiatives to expand its metro networks in Singapore and Hong Kong in 2017.
The carrier will enhance the Colt IQ Network using both
optical and Ethernet architecture to offer high-bandwidth
services to major buildings and data centres across Asia.
In Singapore, the investment will include a large-scale
expansion of its existing coverage, while it will also begin
digging projects to prepare for its next-generation fibre
Colt’s IQ Network is a 100G network which
connects to more than 200 data centres and carrier hotels
globally. It is optimised for SDN, NFV and cloud services.
Colt claims the expansion will make it the only provider to
have a fully-owned fibre metro network in key Asian cities,
such as Tokyo, Osaka and Singapore, as well as major European
The initiatives will begin in Hong Kong in April, with other
Asian cities to be announced later in the year, Colt said.
"Last year, Colt demonstrated its commitment to delivering
high-bandwidth digital transformation to businesses in Asia
that are global yet need local attention, through initiatives
including the construction of the Japan National Network ,"
said Kenji Hioki, CCO Asia at Colt Technology Services.
"Today, we continue to build on that investment with our
Singapore and Hong Kong expansions, which are designed to
deliver the advantages of speed, security, and reliability to
businesses looking to connect to markets in Asia and
Colt also pledged to augment investments in its Asian
infrastructure by adding key submarine cable routes to its
backbone to boost the reliability of its network.